Quantum Print and Packaging responded to customer demand for embellished digital printed packaging with investment a Foliant Vega 400A Laminator, a Foliant Multi-functional Inprinting Unit and Sheet Delivery Jogger from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
Founded in 2005 the West Midlands operation produces a wide variety of bespoke litho and digital print packaging with Heidelberg B1 and Ricoh presses. It works with SMEs to blue chip companies in numerous sectors including sports nutrition, beverage, technology and E-cigarettes.
Mr Giles Foden, Joint Managing Director, explains: “The investment was made to compliment the digital capability that we introduced in 2016 with the Ricoh Pro C9100 digital colour press. We wanted to satisfy the increasing demand from our customers for embellished digital printed packaging.”
He continues: “The investment has allowed Quantum to cost effectively offer even the smallest carton requirement with specialist finishes and effects that would normally only be priced justified by larger volume work.”
As for choosing the Foliant he says: “The IFS sales team brought the capability of the Foliant Vega 400A to our attention. We then visited Print Week Live for a demonstration of the equipment and carried out further testing of our work at the IFS showroom. It was the specialist finishes including digital foiling and the wide variety of lamination film finishes that stood out for us.”
The initial customer’s response has been very encouraging comments Mr Foden: “The early indications from our customers have been very positive and they feel the added effects, now possible, will help to give them a selling edge with their products.
“We haven’t looked at a real time return on investment. It was made to give our customers an added service and help us grow new business now we have the increased capability and extra capacity
The Foliant Vega 400A (B3+) is a compact industrial laminating machines, designed for a heavy duty digital outputs. It features an integrated deep pile vacuum feeder and a high speed bump separator, with non-sticky pressure roller and in-run adjustable twin decurl bar and overlap system. Due to its pneumatic high pressure system (with integrated compressor inside machine frame), format and performance the machine is suitable for all kinds of digital printed sheets lamination and high volumes of offset printed sheets size B3+ lamination too.
The Foliant Multi-functional Inprinting Unit makes foiling and spot varnish fast and affordable for short run and personalised print. It runs a wide range of colours including gold, silver, red and green and a clear gloss for spot varnish. It suits a broad range of end uses from corporate stationery to POS and book covers.
He adds: “We found IFS very easy to deal with from initial meetings through testing and the installation. Training was completed very smoothly. The machine so far is performing to expectations and we look forward to working with IFS in the future.”